Avra Estiatorio

Avra Estiatorio

Greek Restaurant, Seafood Restaurant, and Mediterranean Restaurant$$$$
Turtle Bay, New York
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    Maria
    "Beautiful place, great food - must try the fresh fish."(9 Tips)
    Philippe B.
    "Octopus is great , fresh , perfect with a little salad ***"(20 Tips)
    McKellen R.
    "Baklava and walnut cake AMAZING!"(5 Tips)
    hania a.
    "Don't miss the eggplant and zucchini chips and the white fish 😋"(2 Tips)
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  • Douglas Elliman
    Douglas EllimanJuly 22, 2014
    An upscale Greek seafood restaurant, serving fresh fish by the pound! We adore how the decor resembles that of a villa, along with the beautiful outdoor seating. Get the Arctic Char for your entre!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    Avra has some good homemade classics, but the focus is on an extensive menu of fresh seafood that ranges from octopus to jumbo shrimp to swordfish and the unusual grilled sardines. Read more
  • Matthew T.heart icon on user image
    Matthew TringaliMay 22, 2015
    I got the dish of shrimp, scallops, mussels and clams in tomato and orzo. It was excellent, but next time I would do a whole fish dish. The mountain greens as a side was incredible.
  • Random N.heart icon on user image
    Random NameAugust 24, 2015
    The fish was very fresh and delicious . I recommend the zucchini chips and the octopus. The staff was very helpful and got my food quickly. Best Greek food I have tasted in the city by far.
  • Addison S.heart icon on user image
    Addison SammetDecember 23, 2017
    Amazing food. Try the lagostine and the fresh fish. The starters are fantastic. The hummus, olives, and bread are enough to fill your appetite, and it only gets better from there.
  • Barbara F.heart icon on user image
    Barbara FernandezOctober 13, 2017
    very good, the fish was super fresh and served perfectly. We were there last night (Thursday evening) Only problem, very noisy, and it was packed, not an empty table. Hard to have a conversation.
  • Julie T.heart icon on user image
    Julie TringaliMay 22, 2015
    Oh my word. The fish was light, fresh, and cooked perfectly. They did a sub par job of de-boning it though. Get the mountain green side...perfection. Service wasn't stellar though.
  • McKellen R.
    McKellen RattrayJuly 16, 2013
    Zucchini/eggplant chips & the octopus appe, great! Plaki seabass was amazing, swordfish also delightful. Baklava and walnut cake AMAZING! Baklava wasnt too sweet and was big on the pistachios, yum!
  • Frank R.
    Frank RimalovskiJune 6, 2012
    Awesome fresh upscale Greek. All the fish is superb (especially the Char) but beware of market prices. Ask the price per lb. It's ok. Must try the zucchini chips. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Sam W.heart icon on user image
    Sam WinnickOctober 2, 2015
    I love this place but I don't eat seafood. The gigantes beans are great, the zucchini chips and the chicken entree.
  • Rafael C.
    Rafael Casas A.March 20, 2013
    One of the finest Greek restaurants in NY! Crab cake is extraordinary, the Daurade is fabulous, anything you have will for sure be excellent!!!
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyAugust 4, 2011
    Amazing Greek food is not an easy thing to come by, but from your first moments in Avra you will know you found a winner. The charcoal-grilled octopus was excellent, and the fig ice cream for dessert
  • Mariaheart icon on user image
    MariaOctober 10, 2015
    Beautiful place, great food - must try the fresh fish. To start, try the octopus, tomato salad and a glass of Greek white wine.
  • Chris K.heart icon on user image
    Chris KonecnyApril 28, 2015
    Hortas (steamed wild greens) and a well prepared peice of fresh fish makes for a perfect light meal. I will definitely be coming back
  • Rosemary A.
    Rosemary AbendrothJuly 10, 2011
    Great outdoor dining. I have only had lunch and dinner before. Today the brunch. Lovely food with one drink included. Jazz group set up later and it did not interfere with conversation or ambience.
  • Corinne P.heart icon on user image
    Corinne PulitzerOctober 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Add ons to salads such as shrimp or chicken are billed as appetizers on the Dinner Menu. Lunch Menu is more salad add-on friendly!
  • Chelsea B.
    Chelsea BalkanMay 18, 2013
    #FabuLIST #DubiDO tasty authentic Greek. Get the Haloumi, Greek salad, and Bifteki Souvlaki. I'm sure everything here is good though! And loved the bread basket.
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    ESeptember 8, 2015
    Fish is very delicious - try fish of the day and octopus. Simply made which is perfect for this cuisine. Service is meh, esp the hostess
  • Alison B.
    Alison B.October 16, 2013
    Great for business lunches. Start with fried calamari and spanakopita. I recommend the Arctic Char for entrée. Delicious!
  • Kenia C.heart icon on user image
    Kenia CollinsMarch 19, 2019
    Everything was very good, from service to food. The sea bass poached in tomato sauce really stood out!
  • hania a.
    hania albraikanDecember 9, 2016
    Don't miss the eggplant and zucchini chips and the white fish 😋
  • Philo4Thoughtheart icon on user image
    Philo4ThoughtMarch 15, 2014
    Great atmosphere. Rustic and modern all at once. Feels like home.
  • Jeffrey G.heart icon on user image
    Jeffrey GlueckJanuary 21, 2016
    Tarama salata with pita a rare find. Great oysters. And don't miss truffle fries.
  • Mosaed B.heart icon on user image
    Mosaed BandarJanuary 3, 2014
    I love the food and the hospitality. Don't miss Chicken Friets plate
  • Beeka A.heart icon on user image
    Beeka AlgMarch 22, 2016
    I like all types of food in the restaurant , it's great and delicious test
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatDecember 2, 2011
    Simple Greek food done right. Don't come here without trying the fresh fish by the pound. We recommend the Tsipoura, Lavraki, and Fagri.
  • Judy G.heart icon on user image
    Judy GOctober 8, 2017
    Grilled octopus starter was delicious! And the Greek salad is perfect.
  • James K.heart icon on user image
    James KiernanJune 2, 2022
    Outstanding assortment of seafood and excellent wine list!
  • Aditiheart icon on user image
    AditiApril 25, 2016
    Enjoy fresh fish by the pound and order family style!
  • Philippe B.heart icon on user image
    Philippe BlanckMarch 16, 2013
    Octopus is great , fresh , perfect with a little salad ***
  • Wendi W.heart icon on user image
    Wendi WeinmanMay 18, 2014
    Best fresh fish nice big restaurant with good vibe and friendly staff
  • Emily H.
    Emily HuntMarch 7, 2013
    Classic restaurant; always crowded... make a reservation for great seafood and greek munchies
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KellyFebruary 20, 2015
    Delicious and great ambiance! Check out the virtual tour before you go. Read more
  • angela g.heart icon on user image
    angela gaylorFebruary 19, 2016
    Great fresh seafood, but pricey and confusing the way they break it down by pound.
  • Sam M.heart icon on user image
    Sam MargoJuly 9, 2016
    Octopus was sublime. Cobb salad has no lettuce and was delicious
  • Michael V.
    Michael VagnettiOctober 11, 2012
    Avra serves two varieties of loose leaf Greek mountain tea (on the dessert menu).
  • Jastine K.
    Jastine KhoJuly 1, 2019
    The salmon and calamari were perfection
  • Maria d.heart icon on user image
    Maria de la JaraJune 4, 2022
    Delicious fish, great atmosphere, impeccable service
  • Nina P.heart icon on user image
    Nina PaparattoMay 12, 2016
    Must have the eggplant and zucchini chips!
  • Closed ..heart icon on user image
    Closed ..April 27, 2015
    Yes I liked very much .. Everything is excellent .
  • Jordan K.heart icon on user image
    Jordan KeatingOctober 20, 2017
    Grilled octopus, crab cake, white Greek wine (Assyrtiko)
  • Arlene M.heart icon on user image
    Arlene MurphyFebruary 16, 2015
    You can view the fish you wish to order on a frozen bed towards the back of the restaurant
  • AndreaChicheart icon on user image
    AndreaChicNovember 22, 2016
    Dips are great! Very authentic.
  • Brian S.
    Brian ScottMarch 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Greek food and American Chardonnay! Octopus late on a Friday afternoon could become a ritual
  • RecipeBridge
    RecipeBridgeSeptember 8, 2011
    Order from the fresh fish display. Oysters are great too. Big portions.
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HNovember 20, 2012
    Must try the Dover sole. Incredibly buttery.
  • Taisiia I.heart icon on user image
    Taisiia I.January 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Oven baked Chilean sea bass rocks! 😋
  • Kimberly C.heart icon on user image
    Kimberly ChangAugust 25, 2011
    Their halloumi (grilled sheep milk cheese) is delicious!
  • Veena S.
    Veena SusanApril 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Some of the BEST Greek food I've had. Wonderful selection of wines, as well.
  • Berrin V.heart icon on user image
    Berrin VelioğluDecember 29, 2017
    Mostly the food was good but calamari was very bad. We couldn’t eat it. And the waiter was pouring wine like pouring water. It was a big failure.
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